Art. Toyin Ojih Odutola Unveils a New Body of Work at The Museum of the African Diaspora.

Toyin Ojih Odutola, “Lazy Sunday,” 2016

Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola takes her signature pen and ink style into a new medium, pastel and charcoal, with her latest series “Matter of Fact.” Odutola recently unveiled the new series at The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

Often with apathetic expressions, the drawings render various characters from the UmuEze Amara Clan, a fictionalized aristocratic family. The creation of space becomes an act of portraiture as the detailed articulation of the rich textiles and elegant furniture perform a certain kind of resolute wealth. However, in this portrayal, Ojih Odutola constructs space for the audience to reevaluate their perceptions and expectations of this wealth as an act of intentional creation.

“Matter of Face” is on view at MoAD from now until April 2, 2017. For more information, go HERE.

Toyin Ojih Odutola, “Selective Histories,” 2016

Toyin Ojih Odutola, “Michaelmas Term,” 2016

Toyin Ojih Odutola, “Donning Face,” 2016

Toyin Ojih Odutola, “The Bride,” 2016